McDougall House '50+ Ways to Renew Your Love Online Auction' runs Feb 3 - 10. Get fantastic prizes and support Edmonton's 12-bed, second stage residential treatment facility for women. For over 50 years, the mental health and addiction treatment program has helped 1,000+ women better their lives with the support of Albertans. See www.mcdougallhouse.com for details on this and other ways to support this worthy cause.
Flying Canoe Volant - February 1 - 4, 2023 Take in this festival born from French Canadian and Metis traditions, bringing Edmonton's French Quarter to life with winter adventure. Outdoor and indoor adventures await! Light, music, dance and legends will be shared, and trails remain illuminated nightly until 10 p.m. See flyingcanoevolant.ca for more.
Silver Skate Festival - Feb 10-20, Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd. Edmonton's longest-running winter festival--and it's free--returns to celebrate winter sport, recreation, arts and culture and the return of live music. The park is open from 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily. See silverskate.ca for a schedule of events, which includes fire and ice sculptures, sport challenges, heritage village and more.
Feed the Soul Dining Week - Edmonton, Feb. 10-17. This city-wide event sees 15+ restaurants, retail, home-based and online stores participating. The goal is to display the city’s diverse Black-owned food scene and present the positive influence the African Diaspora has on the culinary industry of the city. See feedthesoulyeg.ca for more.
Minus One Dance Club of Edmonton - Sat, Feb. 11 Diamonds; Sat. Feb. 25 Sparkling Tones. Enjoy social dances for seniors 55+; singles and couples and new dancers always welcome. Enjoy live music and light lunch/refreshments. Dances go from 7-11 p.m (lunch at 9:30), at Bellevue Community Hall, 7308-112 Ave. Members $15, guests $17. For more info, see minusonedanceedmonton.com or call 780-478-6187.
Seniors United Now – North East Chapter. Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. at Glengarry Community Hall, 13325-89 St. NW, Edmonton. This free meeting is on available home care, and how to get the services you need. Speaker is Colleen Berean, AHS home care representative. Join us for coffee. For more, contact Arlene Johnson, 780-476-6072.
ESO Robbins Pops - Bourbon Street Parade - with Michael Kaeshammer, conducted by Lucas Waldin. Feb 2 & 4 at 7:30 p.m. Join pianist/vocalist Michael Kaeshammer as he boogies on down to Bourbon Street with the ESO. You’ll hear New Orleans standards like When the Saints Go Marching In, What a Wonderful World, La Vie en Rose, Maple Leaf Rag, Hamp’s Boogie Woogie, Saint James Infirmary Blues, and Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey?, and more. Get ready for a fresh orchestral take on Mardi Gras and the sounds of The Big Easy.
First Date - Mayfield Dinner Theatre -Through March 26. Opposites attract in this uproarious (and totally relatable) Broadway musical about the chances we all take to find love. When Aaron, a blind date newbie is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening. Enjoy a show filled with laughs, but don't forget the always delicious, crackin' Mayfield buffet. Tickets are at mayfieldtheatre.ca.
Music Wednesdays at Noon- The McDougall Concert Association offers free lunchtime concerts. Feb1 it's Dorothy Beyer and Friends; baroque recorder. Feb. 8 Josephine van Lier; solo cello. Feb. 15 Kanykei Mukhtarova; solo piano. Feb. 22 Diana Nuttal and Kasia Saturna; cello duo. From 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at Banquet hall in McDougall United Church, 101 St. south of Jasper Ave. Use Macdonald Dr. side entrance.
Seniors United Now (Sherwood Park/Strathcona County Chapter) Tues., Feb. 21 at 1:30 pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 298 Bethel Dr. Members and non-members are welcome to join for coffee, cookies and discussion on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Speaker is nurse Jo Heggerud. For more, contact Lynn at 780-449-1816.
Jersey Boys - Citadel Theatre, Feb. 11-March 12, 2023. It's the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, where four men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey come together in the 1960s to form one of the most successful bands in music history. This musical tale is high-energy, with music and a script that tells the story from the band's own perspective--a smash-hit everywhere it plays, you won't want to miss this huge production from Edmonton's Citadel Theatre. See citadeltheatre.com for tickets.
Sweet Treats and Latte Festival - Starting Feb. 4 in Old Strathcona. Take in this budget-friendly food festival, with restaurants, cafes and bakeries offering budget friendly goodies from $5 to $10. Collect stickers in your passport for prizes too. Watch for social media announcements and contest details @oldstrathcona on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The Mousetrap - Walterdale Theatre - 10322 - 83 Ave. NW. Feb. 8-18. Who doesn't love an Agatha Christie whodunnit? The Walterdale Theatre offers up a classic, with The Mousetrap, where guests arrive at Monkswell Manor--all with a possible connection to a recent murder. Enjoy the clues, red herrings and an all around fun evening of theatre at Edmonton's grand dame of community theatre, the Walterdale. Tickets are $23/$25 with 2-for-1 and pay-what-you-can events too. See walterdaletheatre.square.site/ for tickets.
Cory Weeds & Champian Fulton - Feb. 19, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Calgary Jazz YYC presents two great jazz musicians for a one-night only concert event. Tickets are now on sale starting from $55 before taxes. All tickets are available through www.jazzyyc.com.